Poughkeepsie High School


“When you Read, When you Write, and even when you do your Homework at Night, THINK LITERACY FIRST!

by Mr. James Areno (PHS Math Teacher)


PHS School Bell Schedule 2014-2015

Administrative Staff

Principal Mrs. Phee Simpson

High School Administrators
Mrs. Phee Simpson  Principal
 Mr. Jason Gerard Assistant Principal 9th Grade
Ms. Yvonne Palmer Assistant Principal 10th Grade
Mrs. Julliet Coxum Assistant Principal 11th Grade
Mr. Da’Ron Wilson Assistant Principal 12th Grade


Mission Statement

The Mission of Poughkeepsie High School is to deliver a Standards Based Curriculum that is rigorous and relevant. We are instilling values that create students who are productive members of the 21st Century Community. We are committed to assure learning experiences that will assist our students in achieving their greatest potential. They are to understand that diversity of gender, physical or mental ability, culture, and background are strengths to be respected.

Principally Speaking

Please read the most recent edition of “Principally Speaking,” the Principal’s monthly newsletter: Principally Speaking February 2015.

Guidance Services Click Here to Visit the Guidance Webpage

Please read the Scabies information letter by clicking on the image below.

Scabies Information Letter to Parents Feb. 2015

Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA)

Please visit the High School’s PTSA’s webpage for the organization’s latest news.  Just click Here.


Student Activities

For a list of some of the extracurricular activities offered at Poughkeepsie High School, please click here.

Poughkeepsie Education Foundation Scholarship

A Poughkeepsie Education Foundation Scholarship is awarded each year to one graduating senior from Poughkeepsie High School. This $4,000 award entitles the recipient to $1,000 annually for up to four years of college studies. For additional information about this scholarship, please click here.

I. Ann Davidson Scholarship

The I. Ann Davidson Scholarship consists of payments of $1,000 for each year of undergraduate study up to four years. For additional information about this scholarship, please click here.

Affirmative Action Officers’ Association Scholarship

The New York State Affirmative Action Officers Association has established the Curtis Ray Forbes Academic Scholarship Award to present two $500.00 scholarships for the 2014 academic year. One student from Dutchess County and one from Schenectady County will be selected for this award.  For additional information, please click here.

District Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct 2014-15

Favorite High School Websites

1.   MOODLE homepage,

     a. an online GPA calculator that will calculate up to 50 grades instantly.
     b. links to 60 online scholarship search sites…virtually every such site that exists.
     c. links to colleges with comprehensive programs for students with disabilities.
    d. lists of public colleges, career colleges, Catholic colleges, Christian colleges, colleges for women, historically
         black colleges, community colleges, accredited online colleges, etc. (with links and contact information).
   e. online admissions applications.
   f. dozens of articles designed to help students of all ages understand their higher education and financial aid options.

2.    PCSD login Athletic Websites Foreign Language

3.   History Physical Education Department Website

4.   Science

5.  Pioneer Post

5.   Science Department Website Social Studies



70 Forbus Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Phone: (845) 451-4850 Fax: (845) 451-4807 Map

School Hours

Breakfast: 7:45 AM Arrival: 8:05 AM Dismissal: 3:10 PM